Anxiety becomes a mental health issue if it interferes with your ability to live your life as fully as you want to. For example, anxiety may be a problem if:-
- Your feelings of anxiety are very strong or last for a long time
- Your fears or worries are out of proportion to the situation
- You avoid situations that might cause you to feel anxious
- Your worries feel very distressing, or hard to control
- You regularly experience symptoms of anxiety, which could include panic attacks
- You find it hard to go about your every day life or do the things that you enjoy.
If you recognise yourself in the statements above, then talk to someone and seek help to move forward and do the things you want to do.